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Rashly driven Mercedes kills CRPF constable in GKI

first_imgNew Delhi: Rash and negligent driving continues to take lives in Delhi as in a recent case, a constable from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died and two others were injured after their car was hit by a Mercedes- drove errantly-by a businessman’s son in South Delhi’s Greater Kailash-1 area on Thursday night.Police have arrested the driver in the case. Police identified the accused as Sanidhya Garg, resident of Model Town II. Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Vijay Kumar said the accused is pursuing an undergraduate course in commerce from London and is presently on vacation. Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”His father has an iron business in Noida sector 2,” said DCP, adding that no presence of alcohol was found in MLC. Police further said that they were alerted around 10:59 pm regarding the accident at Archana crossing on BRT. Narender (24), succumbed to injuries in a hospital while Vinod Kumar (36) and Babulal Yadav (38) were discharged after treatment. The Mercedes was coming from the Siri Fort roadside when it jumped a red light and hit the WagonR. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”We were driving slowly. Mercedes was rashly driven and we had no chance to escape. Due to the impact, our car turned,” said Vinod Kumar (victim). The WagonR was coming from Moolchand side and heading towards Chirag Delhi. Kumar further told Millennium Post that they were returning from Lajpat Nagar area to their camp when the incident took place. “After the incident, our car turned, other commuters at the spot run towards our vehicle then I came out. With the help of other people, both my friend were taken out of the vehicle,” said Kumar. DCP South stated that the driver of the Wagon R, Vinod Kumar (36), and his colleague Babu Lal Yadav, were discharged after first aid. DCP further stated that the Mercedes was driven rashly as after hitting the Wagon R, it hit the divider and the traffic light. “The accused in the case was carrying license,” police said. Police said that a case under sections 279/337 of IPC has been registered on the complaint of Kumar against the driver of the Mercedes car. The accused Sanidhya Garg has been arrested in the case and has been medically examined. The vehicles have been seized. The deceased Narender (24), resident of sector IV, Pushp Vihar, was the native of Kishangarh in Rajasthan. The victim Babulal Yadav (38), the constable in CRPF, currently living in Pushp Vihar. He is the native of Khetari in Jhunjunu, Rajasthan whereas another constable Vinod is the native of Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

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Rewarding excellence

first_imgSankalp Education Awards 2019, conceived and initiated by Lion Sudha Jaiswal, District Governer, Lions Club International 322B2; Imran Zaki, President, Faces; and Lal Bhatia, Co-Founder, David and Goliath, acknowledged educational institutions, individuals, edu-tech corporates and start-ups that have transformed teaching, learning and employability outcomes.An esteemed panel of juries from the host organisation of Sankalp Education Awards judged the nominees on grounds of achieving outstanding standards of innovativeness, thereby stimulating a new development in the field of education. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”Our aim is to recognise and reward outstanding teaching, where a significant contribution is made by individuals to enhance the quality of learning and teaching,” said Lal Bhatia, Co-Founder, David & Goliath. “Honouring, awarding and conveying gratitude to the teachers for their excellent teaching performance and also stimulating, encouraging and supporting new members of staff in their teaching career along with the students with academic excellence and co-curricular activities is what Sankalp Awards is about,” said Lion Sudha Jaiswal, District Governer, Lions Club International 322B2. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardLIST OF AWARDEES Most Active Alumni (College) – St Xavier’s Alumni Association Montessori that Cares – Little Laurettes Best upcoming Montessori – Morning Smiles, Pre-School, Ballygunge Montessori of the Year – Mongrace Montessori House Educationist of the Year – Father Felix Raj Lifetime Achievement (Sports Education) – Akhtar Ali Best Extra Curricular Activities (School) – Delhi Public School, Megacity School that looks Beyond – The Future Foundation School Best International School – Asian International School Innovative International Initiative – The Heritage School Academic excellence (ICSE) – La Martiniere for Boys Academic Excellence (CBSE) – Lakshmipat Singhania Academy College of the Year – Loreto College Principal of the Year (College) – Dr. Deepali Singhee, JD Birla Institute Most Active Alumni (School) – Don Bosco, Park Circus Best Education Group – JIS group Best Hospitality Management Institute – IIHM Best Fashion Education Institute – NIFT, Kolkata Best Entrepreneurship Development Programme Institute – iLEAD Institute of Leadership Entrepreneurship and Development Best Mass Media Communication Institute – Calcutta Media Institute Best Management Institute – NSHM School of Business and Management Best Jewellery Design Institute – Sawansukha Institute of Gemlogy and Jewellery Design Best Theatre Institute – The Creative Arts Studio Best PR Institute – Candid School of Communication Best Researcher – Dr. Rituparna Basu , International Management Institute Best Art Coaching Institute – Impart Art Coachinglast_img read more

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GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS COMPLETE LIST

first_img Facebook Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the 2019 ceremony on Jan. 6.See the full list of 2019 Golden Globe nominations below:Best Motion Picture – Drama“Black Panther”“BlacKkKlansman”“Bohemian Rhapsody”“If Beale Street Could Talk”“A Star Is Born”Best Actress in a Motion Picture – DramaGlenn Close (“The Wife”)Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)Nicole Kidman (“Destroyer”)Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)Rosamund Pike (“A Private War”)Best Actor in a Motion Picture – DramaBradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased”)Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)John David Washington (“BlacKkKlansman”)Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy“Crazy Rich Asians”“The Favourite”“Green Book”“Mary Poppins Returns”“Vice”Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyEmily Blunt (“Mary Poppins Returns”)Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)Elsie Fisher (“Eighth Grade”)Charlize Theron (“Tully”)Constance Wu (“Crazy Rich Asians”)Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or ComedyChristian Bale (“Vice”)Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Mary Poppins Returns”)Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)Robert Redford (“The Old Man & the Gun”)John C. Reilly (“Stan & Ollie”)Best Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion PictureAmy Adams (“Vice”)Claire Foy (“First Man”)Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion PictureMahershala Ali (“Green Book”)Timothee Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”)Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)Best Motion Picture – Animated“Incredibles 2”“Isle of Dogs”“Mirai”“Ralph Breaks the Internet”“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language“Capernaum”“Girl”“Never Look Away”“Roma”“Shoplifters”Best Director – Motion PictureBradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)Peter Farrelly (“Green Book”)Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)Adam McKay (“Vice”)Best Screenplay – Motion PictureAlfonso Cuaron (“Roma”)Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”)Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)Adam McKay (“Vice”)Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (“Green Book”)Best Original Score – Motion PictureMarco Beltrami (“A Quiet Place”)Alexandre Desplat (“Isle of Dogs”)Ludwig Göransson (“Black Panther”)Justin Hurwitz (“First Man”)Marc Shaiman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)Best Original Song – Motion Picture“All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)“Girl in the Movies” (“Dumplin’”)“Requiem For a Private War” (“A Private War”)“Revelation’ (“Boy Erased”)“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)Best Television Series – Drama“The Americans”“Bodyguard”“Homecoming”“Killing Eve”“Pose”Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – DramaCaitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)Julia Roberts (“Homecoming”)Keri Russell (“The Americans”) Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – DramaJason Bateman (“Ozark”)Stephan James (“Homecoming”)Richard Madden (“Bodyguard”)Billy Porter (“Pose”)Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy“Barry” (HBO)“The Good Place” (NBC)“Kidding” (Showtime)“The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or ComedyKristen Bell (“The Good Place”)Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”)Alison Brie (“Glow”)Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”)Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or ComedySacha Baron Cohen (“Who Is America?”)Jim Carrey (“Kidding”)Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)Bill Hader (“Barry”)Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television“The Alienist” (TNT)“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)“Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)“Sharp Objects” (HBO)“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon)Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAmy Adams (“Sharp Objects”)Patricia Arquette (“Escape at Dannemora”)Connie Britton (“Dirty John”)Laura Dern (“The Tale”)Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAntonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)Daniel Bruhl (“The Alienist”)Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”)Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAlex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”)Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAlan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)Ben Whishaw (“A Very English Scandal”)Henry Winkler (“Barry”) Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday morning show live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.“Vice,” Adam McKay’s scathing Dick Cheney biopic, walked away with a leading six nominations. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the Globes, also awarded “A Star Is Born,” “The Favourite,” and “Green Book” with five nods apiece. On the television front, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” picked up four nominations. “Barry,” “The Kominsky Method,” and “Homecoming” scored three nominations, as did “Sharp Objects,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “A Very English Scandal.”Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann, and Christian Slater were on hand to reveal the nominees in both television and film. They were joined by Golden Globe ambassador Isan Elba, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna and Dick Clark Productions executive VP of television Barry Adelman. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

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Markets Right Now: Stocks extend gains, led by tech shares

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are extending gains to a second day Wednesday, led by technology and health care companies.The S&P 500 index added 13 points, or 0.4%, to 2,816. The index’s 2.1% gain Tuesday was its best performance since January.Salesforce gained 3.3%. Its profit and sales for the first quarter exceeded Wall Street forecasts.GameStop plummeted 29% after the videogame maker badly missed sales estimates in the first quarter.Medtronic rose 1.9% to lead health care companies higher.The Dow Jones industrials rose 129 points, or 0.5%, to 25,461. The Nasdaq gained 48 points, or 0.7%, to 7,575.Bonds rose and the yield on the 10 year Treasury dropped to 2.10% after a private survey showed U.S. companies added just 27,000 jobs in May, the fewest since March 2010.The Associated Press read more

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EU challenges Argentinas trade restrictions at WTO Repsol indicative of overall climate

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted May 25, 2012 9:00 am MDT EU challenges Argentina’s trade restrictions at WTO; Repsol indicative of overall climate BRUSSELS – The European Union on Friday started legal proceedings at the World Trade Organization against Argentina, claiming the South American country stifles imports to protect its own industry.The EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, said that Argentina’s recent move to seize control of a division of Spanish energy company Repsol was indicative of the worsening business climate in the country that has been seeking to limit foreign imports for the past 7 years.EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said the situation in Argentina is “clearly getting worse” by the month, leaving him “no choice but to challenge Argentina’s protectionist import regime.”And even though the EU started actions on its own, it said its complaints were shared by at least 19 other nations, including the United States, Japan and Australia.“Europe is not a lone voice, Europe is not the only one,” De Gucht said, and urged others to come on board with their own complaints.“I would certainly welcome any of our trade partners joining our WTO action in coming days and weeks,” he said.The EU alleges that Argentina insists on pre-approval of all imports, systematically delays them and has policies to refuse or limit import amounts.“Argentina’s import restrictions violate international trade rules and must be removed. These measures are causing very real damage,” De Gucht told reporters.The EU trade department said that the Argentine restrictions already affected exports worth some €500 million ($628 million) last year and that total was rising fast this year. Overall, EU exports to Argentina amounted to €8.3 billion ($10.4 billion) last year.Under the WTO rules, the EU and Argentina first will consult each other to settle their differences but if no bilateral deal is reached then, the 27-nation bloc can demand that WTO rules on the legality of Argentina’s practices. At the end of a drawn-out process, the WTO can impose potentially crippling fines.Beyond the current complaints, the EU said it was continuing to monitor the Repsol case for the latest developments.“It was perhaps the most visible protectionist action by Argentina making headlines across the world but dig a little bit deeper and what you find is that Argentina’s trade policy has become rooted in unfair trade practices,” De Gucht said.Repsol last week has sued Argentina over its takeover of the company’s majority stake in the YPF oil and gas producer. Repsol and the investment firm Texas Yale Capital Corp. demand that Argentina makes an offer for the stake that Repsol held in YPF. The two want compensation for money lost when shares of Repsol and YPF plummeted after the takeover announced last month. read more

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Football Local walkon CJ Saunders unconventional path to Ohio State wide receiver

Ohio State junior wide receiver C.J. Saunders (80) catches a pass in the fourth quarter of the Ohio State-UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe only other time wide receiver C.J. Saunders received a flurry of messages on his phone as a member of the Ohio State football team was when he intercepted a pass as a scout team cornerback during last season’s fall camp, which was featured in a video Ohio State broadcasted on social media.Saturday, the walk-on from nearby Dublin Coffman High School garnered greater notice from friends and family with his first collegiate touchdown against UNLV.Saunders, who began his career as a cornerback his freshman season before making the switch to wide receiver this year, caught a 28-yard touchdown strike from redshirt freshman quarterback Dwayne Haskins with 1:02 remaining in the second quarter to push the Ohio State lead to 44-7. He also led Ohio State receivers with six receptions for 102 yards.“Unreal feeling,” Saunders said. “When I got in the end zone, I kind of wanted to make sure I was in that red and then I just heard the screams from my teammates and the fans and I knew it was a touchdown. That was unreal, the roar I heard.”As insignificant as the score might have been in the outcome of the game, it was anything but insignificant for a player who had no Division I scholarship offers in high school.Saunders, a junior academically but a sophomore athletically, was a three-sport athlete in high school, playing on varsity for the basketball and baseball teams for three years and playing varsity football for two. His father, Tim Saunders, is entering his 26th season as the head coach of the Dublin Coffman baseball team and coached his son through high school. He said C.J.’s best sport was baseball, but was most passionate about basketball.His junior year, C.J. decided to play varsity football and quickly became one of the more talented receivers in the area. His senior year, he caught 39 passes for 522 yards with six touchdowns and was named to his conference’s second team, after helping the Coffman Shamrocks to an unbeaten regular season and division title. In basketball, he was named the Ohio Capital Conference-Central player of the year. He also made first-team all-conference in baseball and was one of three players in the country to win a Rawlings High School Gold Glove award in the outfield. He had three Division II offers from Ashland, Indiana Tech and Tiffin for basketball, but decided he wanted to go to a larger school.Growing up an Ohio State fan, his father said C.J.’s academic future was decided when Ohio State and head coach Urban Meyer won the 2014 national championship.“After that he said, ‘I’m going to go to Ohio State to be a student,’” Tim Saunders said.Once C.J. made that decision, his father called Ohio State baseball head coach Greg Beals, who offered C.J. a preferred walk-on spot on the 2016 team. However, once C.J. enrolled in Fall 2015 in the Fisher College of Business as an accounting major, he elected not to try out for the baseball team because he told his father he wasn’t in love with the sport and wanted to join a fraternity on campus, for which he feared baseball would limit his availability.A month later, C.J. felt like he made a mistake. He missed playing competitive sports. So, he met again with Beals and had a spot reserved for him on the 2017 baseball roster. That was until former Ohio State linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell approached his former teammate at DeSales High School, Dublin Coffman football head coach Mark Crabtree, in December 2015 in search of potential walk-ons.Crabtree directed Fickell to his former wideout, C.J.“I thought I was kind of done with [football] honestly, until freshman year,” C.J. said after Saturday’s game. “I was talking with my parents and my high school coach and said, ‘I miss it.’ They were able to hook me up with Coach Fickell.”Fickell texted C.J. and told him the team was looking for cornerbacks and offered him an opportunity to try out for the team and earn a spot as a walk-on. After the two met, C.J. was working out the next day. He was 5-foot-10, 155 pounds.“He was probably bottom of the bottom and I always thought they have four-, five-star guys galore down here and you’re a zero-star guy,” Tim said. “I’m glad you’re playing, I think you’ll have a great experience, I hope you stick with it. But personally — I never told him this — but I never thought he’d see the field. He keeps surprising us.”Ohio State junior wide receiver C.J. Saunders (80) attempts to catch a pass in the fourth quarter of the Ohio State- UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorC.J. was not familiar with the cornerback position; he even said he wasn’t very good. When he was practicing on the scout team as a walk-on in spring 2016, Tim said C.J. thought he would probably be done after the spring game.But C.J. saw more time than expected. Tim estimated C.J. saw roughly 18 snaps in the spring game, which readjusted his initial timeline with the Ohio State football program. C.J. told his family that he’d give it a full year and see where that took him.After that first year, he began to make unprecedented strides in 2017 fall camp. He made the switch to his more natural position at receiver. He was elevated from playing strictly with the scout team. Then, he was named to the 70-man roster that traveled to Indiana for the first game of the season.His parents, Tim and Janie, made the trip to Bloomington, Indiana, where they first met when Tim was an assistant coach with Hoosiers baseball team in 1986 and 1987 while Janie was an All-American swimmer for Indiana.“Football was never on the radar when [C.J.] went to Ohio State. He knew of all things, football would be the hardest,” Tim said. “He’s not only getting chances, but he’s taking advantage of them.”Ohio State junior wide receiver C.J. Saunders (80) prepares to run a play in the fourth quarter of the Ohio State- UNLV game on Sep. 23. Ohio State won 54- 21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorWhen C.J. scored his first touchdown as an Ohio State Buckeye Saturday, Tim, Janie, his sister, Shelby, and a few other family members were sitting in section 21AA with other players’ parents. Tim said they weren’t looking for a quick embrace from C.J. Instead, they accepted just meeting with him atop the ramp of the team tunnel after the game. After all, he’s a coach’s son who stays in the moment, and that’s how the family prefers it, Tim said.“[C.J. is] just a hard-working dude, like a dude that is going out there every day and tries to get a little better, it doesn’t matter what it is,” said quarterback and three-time captain J.T. Barrett. “Those are guys that play at places like this ‘cause they want to be great, and I think that he has that desire and passion to do it.”For C.J. to see the field substantially in times when the game hasn’t been decided, he needs to get stronger, head coach Urban Meyer said. At 176 pounds, he’s one of the lightest receivers on the roster. C.J. said that’s one of his top goals moving forward, as well as becoming a better blocker.“We’ve had trouble before with the smaller guys. They can’t play,” Meyer said. “And so his issue is can he get strong enough to play at this level? Because he’s got the shake. He’s got the hands. He’s got the courage. He’s got the go-to, will-to. But gotta get stronger.”Even as a member of the football team, C.J. was able to join a fraternity on campus, Sigma Chi. His unusual path to becoming a contributor for the Buckeyes has been somewhat of an inspiration for his fraternity brothers, Tim said. And C.J. still makes time for his family, coming home once every two weeks to hit in the batting cages and field fly balls with his dad.The Saunders know moments like Saturday’s game will likely be few and far between for C.J. in his career. Yet, they’re enjoying the journey along with C.J. and plan on making trips to the games at Nebraska and Iowa if he continues to make the travel roster.Tim said his son is “a guy worth rooting for.” Saturday’s performance is driving C.J. toward a greater role than just an inspiration.“Now that it’s happened, you kind of want more,” he said. read more

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Slavko Goluza to overtake HC Tatran Presov

HC Tatran Presov and Croatian coach Slavko Goluza agreed about two years contract which will start next summer. The 46-years old coach, who was active at World Championship 2015 in Qatar as Croatian NT leader, wasn’t active on club’s stage for a long time.Goluza led Croatia between 2010 and 2015 with three bronze medal won at EURO 2012, Olympic Games 2012 and World Championship 2013.The Slovakian team is permanent member of SEHA GAZPROM League, but also one of the teams from Central Europe, who is competing in the best European elite competition – VELUX EHF Champions League. ← Previous Story PSG Handball “older brother” of French handball Next Story → EHF CL WINNER IS OUT: Montpellier conquer Kielce! read more

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PGE Vive Kielce two months without Filip Ivic

Dean BombacFilip IvicPGE Vive Kielce The Polish PGE Vive Kielce, despite their big plans for the future announced on press conference on Monday in Warsaw, struggling to find a form in current season. Two away matches and two defeats in EHF Champions League in Brest and Celje, put pressure on Dujshebaev’s squad. Moreover, injuries are something with experienced Spanish coach will have to deal about in the upcoming weeks. The Croatian goalkeeper Filip Ivic will go under knife due to knee meniscus injury and will be out of the court between six and seven weeks.Dean Bombac, Slovenian playmaker, will also rest for a while after muscle injury -the latest he will be back in four weeks. ← Previous Story PGE Vive Kielce and Barca to set new attendance handball world record? Next Story → Zsuzsanna Tomori will be out for six weeks read more

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RTE boss to answer questions about The Saturday Night Show for the

first_imgRTE’S DIRECTOR GENERAL Noel Curran and senior management at the national broadcaster will field questions about a number of major issues when they appear before an Oireachtas committee today.The management are expected to be asked about the fallout from RTE’s financial settlement in the wake of the defamation claims on The Saturday Night Show in January.The station was strongly criticised after host Brendan O’Connor asked guest Rory O’Neill – aka Panti – to name commentators in the media who he believed to be homophobic.  Within three weeks, RTE paid out €85,000 to five people over defamation claims.In an internal memo circulated to staff, the station’s head of television Glen Killane said that “every option” had been explored before the payout was made.The committee chair said the meeting will asses RTE’s rationale for making the payments.TDs and Senators are also likely to bring up staffing and pay levels at the station, as well as the strategic plan for the coming years for RTE.“In previous meetings, Mr Curran has admitted that RTE has overpaid its top broadcasters in the past, and we will wish to assess the current levels of remuneration of its most high-profile figures,” said committee chair John O’Mahony of Fine Gael.The meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications will begin at 9.30am in Committee Room 4 and can be watched online here.Read: RTE’s new comedy The Centre has run a divide down the entire nation > Read: George Lee, RTE’s new Agriculture Correspondent: Both my parents are from farms >last_img read more

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Man still in hospital with burns two weeks after being hit by

first_img 7 Comments By Daragh Brophy Share4 Tweet Email Man still in hospital with burns two weeks after being hit by firework in fast food outlet Police have issued an image of the brand of firework rocket that caused the injuries. 7,257 Views http://jrnl.ie/3051639 Source: PSNI The rocket was dropped through the doorway of the fast food venue on Alliance Avenue at around 9.15pm on the night of Friday 14 October by an “unknown male,” according to police.“The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his burn injuries where he still remains at this time,” a statement said.Said Detective Sergeant Hawthorne:“I would also continue to appeal to anyone who knows anything else about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 1319 of 14/10/16.Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.Read: 4 people taken to hospital after Luas tram and tourist bus collide at Smithfield > Oct 28th 2016, 12:57 PM Friday 28 Oct 2016, 12:57 PM The manufacturer has not supplied this particular firework to any Northern Ireland outlets so I would ask anyone who knows anything about this type of firework in the local community to make contact with us and assist us in this investigation. A MAN WHO was hit by a firework at a fast food outlet in Belfast is still being treated in hospital, two weeks on from the incident.Investigating officers have issued a fresh appeal for information today – and have circulated an image of the brand of firework rocket that caused the man’s injuries.“The firework has been identified as one from the ‘Heroes and Villains’ series, made by Bright Star,” Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne of the PSNI said. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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An AI Program Was Used to Score the US Presidential Debates on

first_imgStay on target McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS Politicians have traditionally been very good at masking their emotions when it suits them, but we humans are easy to fool. A machine, on the other hand, might be able to peer through the shroud of deception to get at the true nature of a politician’s emotional state. Or at least that’s the goal of the project undertaken by four grad students at Columbia University. They built an AI application called “Debate in (E)motion” to watch the recent US Presidential debates to evaluate the emotions of each candidate.The AI isn’t listening to what the candidates are saying, and it has no political bias. It is simply extracting a frame from the video every five seconds and scanning for recognizable human emotions. Even as a mere human, you can probably tell that Donald Trump tended to scowl and express more anger than Hillary Clinton, who seemed to have her default expression set to “giant smile.” What’s interesting is how stark the contrast is.The program was trained to detect happiness, surprise, sadness, contempt, disgust, and anger. According to Debate in (E)motion, Clinton’s expressions were happy most of the time, dropping off only when making a serious point or when Trump was on the attack. She didn’t flip over to anger or contempt, though. She just looked a little sad.Trump, on the other hand, showed almost no happiness, a fair amount of surprise, and a ton of both sadness and anger. Meanwhile, Clinton’s measure of anger is essentially zero. She has an extremely good handle on her emotions, but Trump was more outwardly upset, especially in the first debate. Comparing the first and third debates, it’s clear that Trump was getting better at keeping his emotions in check—he was less obviously sad and angry by the last debate.One thing Debate in (E)motion won’t tell you is who won. That’s up to you, a human with political leanings and the right to vote. Machines can’t vote… yet.last_img read more

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Sarri Morata mentally fragile like Saponara

first_imgChelsea coach Maurizio Sarri has compared Alvaro Morata’s struggles to that of his former Empoli midfielder Riccardo SaponaraMorata has only found the net six times in the Premier League in 2018 due to confidence issues and not being comfortable in front of goal.Now Sarri has compared the Spanish striker to that of Saponara due to their similar fragile minds.After a promising spell under Sarri at Empoli, Saponara failed to produce similar displays at AC Milan.“It’s difficult,” Sarri told reporters, as quoted by FourFourTwo.“At Empoli, I had a wonderful player, Riccardo Saponara, who we sold to AC Milan.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Saponara was one of the best players I have ever seen, but a little bit mentally fragile.“Alvaro has scored four or five goals in his last six matches, so I cannot see a big problem. I hope that there will be more this season.“Every season he scores 15 or 16 goals, so he’s around his average [goal return]. I speak with him every week, but on the pitch he is alone.“I think that at the moment he’s not playing to his full potential. It’s difficult.”Despite his struggles though, Morata has scored seven times in 19 appearances across all competitions this term for Chelsea.last_img read more

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Leavitt concludes State of the City Be optimistic

first_imgLive blog of Vancouver’s State of the City via reporter Stephanie Rice, @col_clarkgov:12:22: “For as long as you allow me to be your mayor, I will not give up!” Leavitt finishes speech. Does this mean he will seek re-election?12:18: “Why in the world shouldn’t we be optimistic about our future?” Leavitt asks. Calls on people to stand with him. And be optimistic.12:10 Leavitt on planning for future: “This work is not sexy or glamorous.” Wish I could link to his modeling photo.12:05: Another movie about the city ….12:04: Another round of applause for Leavitt’s call for Herrea Beutler to secure federal $$$ … CRC critics are “short on solutions,” he says.11:59: Dr. Leavitt calls bridge “vital economic artery. It is hemorrhaging and must be operated on.”11:58: Biggest round applause yet goes to line, “Build that bridge!”11:53: Claims city council is “most accessible elected body in the region.” Somebody coughed. Was it #clarkwa Commish Stuart?11:53: Leavitt says they will revisit downtown parking program. Estimates he has paid 15 parking tickets.11:53: Leavitt wants to explore new ideas for downtown, including performing arts center. Sure Slocum House folks will be pleased to hear that.11:45: I think Leavitt is trying new slogan, “We are Vancouver.” No Royce-era “America’s Vancouver.”11:43: Now a video about #vanwa economic recovery. Wow. Acknowledgement of east Vancouver.11:41: All veterans asked to stand for recognition… (Former Mayor) Royce (Pollard) is in the house!11:39: Port of #VanWa 100 years old, but Leavitt spares us from singing “Happy Birthday.” Instead he thanks exec. Larry Paulson.last_img read more

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Packed train derails near Paris 7 believed dead

first_imgBRETIGNY-SUR-ORGE, France — A train carrying hundreds of passengers derailed and crashed into a station outside Paris on Friday on the eve of a major holiday weekend. At least seven people were believed killed and dozens were injured, the interior minister said.The crash at Bretigny-sur-Orge station is the deadliest in France in years, and French President Francois Hollande abandoned plans in the capital to visit the scene.Some cars slid toward the station, crushing part of the metallic roof over the platform. Images from the scene shown on French television showed gnarled metal and shards on the platform, and debris from the crash clogging the stairwell leading beneath the platform.“I heard a loud noise. A cloud of sand covered everything,” one witness, Bazgua El Mehdi, 19, who was on a nearby train, told Le Parisien newspaper.“Then the dust dissipated. I thought it was a freight train, but then we saw the first casualties … Many passengers on the (train) were crying.”last_img read more

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Pedestrian struck killed in Hazel Dell aided addicts

first_img The pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in Hazel Dell was identified Thursday as James Grubbs, a Vancouver man who has helped hundreds through their recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, his friends said. Grubbs, 45, was attempting to cross the six lanes of Northeast Highway 99 south of 78th Street shortly after 5 p.m. to meet a friend at the nearby Starbucks, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.Grubbs ran across three lanes of traffic and was in the fourth lane when he was hit by a 2007 Ford Mustang Coupe, according to the sheriff’s office. Arriving firefighters found Grubbs on the roadway in critical condition and quickly put him into an ambulance, but he died shortly after arriving at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.The driver of the Mustang, Marion Hubbard Thomas Jr., 47, of Vancouver, stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators. No criminal charges are being considered in the case, according to the sheriff’s office.Investigators said there is no indication that either Grubbs or Thomas was impaired or that Thomas was distracted.The crash happened near XChange Recovery Center, 7735 N.E. Highway 99, where Grubbs ran a recovery meeting on Sunday and Wednesday nights called R360very. He had been setting up for the 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday prior to the fatal incident. James Grubbslast_img read more

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New UN envoy to travel to Myanmar

first_imgUN logoThe new United Nations envoy for Myanmar will pay a first visit to Naypyidaw next month for talks on the Rohingya refugee crisis, UN sources said Wednesday.Christine Schraner Burgener, who was Switzerland’s ambassador to Germany before her appointment last month, will hold a first round of meetings in June following a Security Council visit to Myanmar.At least 700,000 Muslim Rohingya have been driven out of Myanmar since an army operation was launched in Rakhine state in August. Britain, France, the United States and the UN have described the campaign as ethnic cleansing.The Rohingya refugees are living in crowded camps in Bangladesh, but the United Nations is calling for their safe return to their homes in Rakhine.Schraner Burgener, who also served as Swiss ambassador to Thailand from 2009 to 2015, was appointed in April following a monthslong search for an envoy who would be acceptable to Myanmar’s government.Myanmar has refused to allow a fact-finding mission set up by the UN Human Rights Council to enter the country, and has barred UN rights expert Yanghee Lee.A UN source did not give specific dates for the visit, but said the government had agreed to it.Schraner Burgener met Tuesday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss the Rohingya crisis.The monsoon season is putting up to 200,000 Rohingya refugees at risk from flooding and landslides in the camps of Cox’s Bazar, the United Nations has warned.Myanmar has said the military operation in Rakhine is aimed at rooting out extremists, and maintains that the Rohingya are foreigners with no citizenship rights.last_img read more

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Mississippi city uturns on Starkville Pride ban after student lawsuit

first_imgLocal leaders in Starkville, Mississippi, have performed a u-turn and given the all clear to a previously-vetoed gay pride parade. Students from Starkville filed a lawsuit against the Federal government after being denied the right to hold a Gay Pride Parade in the city. But the decision has been reversed. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Starkville Pride members celebrate local businesses that support the LGBTI community. | Photo: Facebook via Starkville PrideThe student-run organization said their treatment also violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.‘Without explanation or warning, a whole community of people have been denied their constitutional rights.,’ they claimed.Kaplan previously said  the students were ‘denied their right to speak in a public forum.’Starkville board ‘Violated First Amendment and Equal Rights Protections of  students’Mississippi is home to 60,000 LGBTI adults and an estimated 11,400 transgender youth and adults.The figures are according to 2016 data published by the Williams Institute at the U.C.L.A. School of Law.The state also plays home to 3,500 same-sex couples, with 29 percent raising children, the highest rate in the US.However, the Board of Alderman voted to deny the permit despite widespread support from locals.According to the press release, the application as opposed by two people, who allegedly argued that ‘God made Adam and Eve.’There was reportedly no logistical, security or costing concerns that would have hindered the event.The permit was originally denied by a 4-3 vote.Gay Star News has contacted Starkville Pride for further comment.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Mississippi LGBTI group will sue the city that denied them a pride paradeStarkville Pride sues Mississippi city over ban on student pride paradeA group in Mississippi wanted a pride parade but their city said noRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mississippi-city-starkville-pride-ban/ GAYSTARNEWS- The decision come after a group of students filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination.Starkville Pride, run by students Bailey Daniel and Emily Turner, was denied the right to hold a parade.But in a change of mind, Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill broke a 3-3 tie, allowing the parade to continue on Saturday 24 March.It came after city alderman Richard Little, who previously opposed the parade, abstained and said the city needed to move on.Starkville Pride ban has been reversed‘I believe the city of Starkville’s interests are better served in moving forward beyond this’ he said according to Associated Press.After reversing the decision on Wednesday 7 March, Starkville Pride lawyer Robert Kaplan said:‘What happened at tonight’s meeting was a victory not only for our clients and for their equal dignity under the law, but also for the core principle that in this country.‘We do not restrict a person’s ability to speak based on whether or not we agree with what they have to say.last_img read more

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Outfits on wheels In Zimbabwe cars are used clothing shops

first_img 0 Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility The good thing about selling from a car is that “I can pack my wares and disappear fast whenever police pounce,” said the 22-year-old. “Business used to be good but the dollar is just hard to come by these days.”The dollar might soon be even harder to come by in Zimbabwe’s depressed economy.Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa recently said that the government plans to lay off part of its workforce, whose $260 million monthly salary bill gobbles more than 80 percent of total monthly government expenditure. He also said the government needs to devise ways of taxing the informal traders. Those who will remain in their jobs in government will no longer be entitled to traditional annual bonuses in 2015 and 2016, said the minister.The African Development Bank says over two thirds of Zimbabweans are employed in the informal sector. Street hawking is a headache for authorities because of the congestion it creates and the absence of tax revenue generated from sales. But Grace Mugabe, the wife of President Robert Mugabe who is making her own foray into politics, has told them to stop harassing people eking a living on the streets.Most of the clothing sold from the trunk shops are donated by Western charities to poor countries. Few shipments, however, are sent directly to this southern African nation so they are smuggled through bush paths across the border from Mozambique. They are transported from the eastern Zimbabwean border town of Mutare to other cities under cover of darkness. Every morning, Tony Machuko parks his sedan in front of a Standard Chartered Bank branch at a shopping center in Southerton, a suburb on Harare’s outskirts, to set up his shop-on-wheels.Clothing goes for anything from $1 for several undergarments to $10 for jackets, shirts, jeans, business attire and other articles carrying elite brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Armani.Close to a dozen other sedans and vans are parked along a road at the shopping center, all decked out with apparel and shoes for sale.Machuko and the others had to set up shop on the city’s outskirts because other vendors on wheels had already grabbed parking spaces in town, and won’t allow newcomers to take their spots without a fight.“Even here, we have to jealously guard against newcomers, even it means using the threat of violence,” Machuko, 24, told a reporter as he kept an eye out for customers or police.With no changing rooms, shoppers can squeeze into a car to try something on, or the hawkers hold a piece of cloth to shield the customer from public view. Or the customer puts the article of clothing over whatever they are already wearing to try it on.Roy Chinamasa, whose “shop” is also at the Southerton shopping center, said he makes up to $40 on a good day. The second-hand clothes are so inexpensive that sales of cheap Chinese knock-off brands in more legitimate stores are suffering.“Why should I buy an Abibas when I can buy an original Adidas for less, or a Mike when I can get a Nike,” said shopper Cardnus Fere, referring to imitations of popular brands.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. In this photo taken Tuesday, April 7, 2015, vendors wait for customers to buy their wares displayed on their vehicles. The wares are laid out for shoppers to browse through: the shoes lined up on the trunk, the shirts and dresses hanging from open doors of the spotlessly clean car. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi) Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The wares in Zimbabwe’s capital are laid out for shoppers to browse through: the shoes lined up on the trunk, the shirts and dresses hanging from open doors of the spotlessly clean car.With many sidewalks in downtown Harare already taken over by street vendors and jobs scarce, some Zimbabweans are turning their cars into makeshift second-hand clothing and shoe stores, using parking lots, shopping malls and open spaces in low- and middle-income suburbs. 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories Top holiday drink recipes Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

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Millennials Influence on the Housing Market

first_img 21 days ago 544 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Origination A change in philosophy of amenities, home sizes, and prices are just a few of the ways the Jacksonville Daily Record says millennials are changing the housing industry. “We are seeing the size of new homes trend down,” said David Cobb, Regional Director with Metrostudy, which provides research, expertise, and analysis to support strategic business decisions at the local, regional and national market level of the residential construction real estate and housing market.According to the report, Cobb presented information to the Northeast Florida Builders Association, and said that most homebuyers by 2030 will be millennials or younger. Millennials (23-38 years of age) will be 34-49 years-old by 2030. The largest age group in 2030 will be 39-years old, and the youngest baby boomer will be 66-years old. The report, with information from Metrostudy and Neustar, revealed that 51.9% of new home sales in Jacksonville, Florida, were by millennials. Cobb added that the average home size is 2,600-square-feet, which is almost double than the average home in 1973. Young buyers, however, are searching for something different, including energy efficient features, smart technology, and patios. He said Salt Lake City, Utah, which has millennials responsible for 70% of home sales, is an example of this new trend. A study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) in May found that Madison, Wisconsin, had the highest percentage of millennial as a share of its population in 2017. The report stated that millennial made up 32% of Madison’s population in 2017, and the share of millennial moving to the area, when compared to non-millennial, was 75%.Salt Lake City had the second-most millennials at 31%, with Seattle, Oklahoma City, Denver, and Durham, North Carolina, all reported a millennial population share of 29%. Other cities highly attractive to millennials were El Paso, Texas (27%); Omaha, Nebraska (28%); Bakersfield, California (28%); and Grand Rapids, Michigan (27%).“An overwhelming majority of younger and older millennial homebuyers responded that their strong desire to own a home was the primary reason that they purchased their home,” NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said. “As long as supply keeps up to meet demand, and prevents costs from rising too high and too rapidly, these identified metro areas are likely to see an uptick in purchases from millennial homebuyers—including Oklahoma City.” Sharecenter_img Millennials’ Influence on the Housing Market 2019 Housing Market Millennial 2019-07-12 Mike Albaneselast_img read more

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The Ministry of Tourism has awarded the Fifth Star

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has awarded the Fifth Star to Alila Jabal Akhdar, one of the first five-star boutique hotels in Oman to be recognised by Ministry in its new boutique hotel classification.General manager Julian Ayers comments: “It is a great honour to be commemorated for our bespoke services. Our team, along with our owner OMRAN, have worked passionately in delivering memorable destination experiences that are surprisingly different.“Alila Jabal Akhdar enjoys great repute with its stunning location and outstanding facilities. New activities have been added to the Alila Experience, which includes the Via Ferrata, a new Spa Arbour, Play Alila & the Butterfly trail, making the resort a truly unique destination that one can visit again and again.”Jabal Akhdar, meaning “The Green Mountain” in Arabic, is part of the Al Hajar mountain range, one of Oman’s most spectacular regions. Perched here 2000 metres above sea level, Alila Jabal Akhdar overlooks a dramatic gorge, surrounded by peaks of the Al Hajar Mountains. This Omani resort is the perfect base for exploring the region’s magnificent landscape of rugged, untouched beauty at the height of indulgence. The only eco-luxury resort on the mountain, Alila Jabal Akhdar is a haven for adventure travellers, nature-lovers and those seeking a respite from the desert heat.last_img read more

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